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Detail Guidelines of Community Dairy farming Scheme

Procedure for Application for Community Dairy farming Scheme:
1. The Group interested in availing this Scheme will have to apply in a prescribed application form through Area Assistant Director/Veterinary. Officer.
2. A non-refundable processing fee of Rs. 500/- (Rupees five hundred only) shall be collected at the time of accepting the application at the respective Government Hospital/ Dispensary.
3. On processing the application, the Assistant Director/Veterinary Officer of the respective Hospital/Dispensary shall submit the application to the Director of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Services, within 15 days for further necessary action.
4. Applications should be received in duplicate along with all the documents as mentioned above.

Detail Guidelines of the Community Dairy farming Scheme:
1) The scheme intends to promote Dairy farming as an Industry and to provide self-employment to the youth by assisting the interested individuals, forming Community Groups, desirous in establishing a Dairy Farm. Under the Scheme the Community Group can buy Cross Bred Cows/Improved She Buffaloes/ Indigenous breed of cows namely Sahiwal, Gir and Red Sindhi.
2) The Group should be registered with competent authority.
3) The eligible applicant Group should complete the sanctioned project in all respects within six months of sanction.
4) The applicant Group after completion of the infrastructure of the proposed farm in all respect shall intimate the same to the area Veterinary Officer/ Asst. Director and seek permission from the Director, AH&VS for purchase of Milch animals.
5) Fodder cultivation should be undertaken at least two months prior to purchase of animals.
6) The area Veterinary Officer/ Asst. Director shall inspect and submit the report of the infrastructural work and fodder cultivation. If satisfied, may recommend purchase of milch amimals sanctioned under the scheme.
7) Cross bred cows, Improved she buffaloes and cows of Indigenous breeds namely Sahiwal, Gir & Red Sindhi only, shall be allowed to be purchased under the scheme. All the animals have to be necessarily purchased from Cattle Mela held at Govt. Livestock Farms or from outside the state accompanied by the Veterinary officer/ Veterinary
Doctors’ panel deputed by the Directorate of Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Services. Transit insurance is mandatory in case the animals are purchased from outside the state.
8) Unit cost of Cross Bred Cow/Improved She Buffalo/ Indigenous breed cows namely Sahiwal, Gir and Red Sindhi shall be limited to Rs. 60,000/- per animal expected to yield 2700 liters of milk per lactation for the purpose of release of subsidy.
9) Identification of all the animals under the scheme must be done only through Microchips system.
10) The animals purchased under the scheme should be insured for a minimum period of 42 months.
11) After completion of the unit Area Veterinary Officer/ Asst. Director shall submit relevant documents as required under the scheme to the Directorate of Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Services, through the Financing Institution.
12) Agreement bond sworn before Notary/Magistrate on stamp paper as per rule in force, in prescribed format has to be submitted for release of subsidy.